Why is the last button on a dress shirt horizontal?

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  1. c073186 macrumors 6502a

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    On some of my button down dress shirts, the final button is horizontally mounted instead of vertical.

    Is there a reason for this?
     
  2. Sideonecincy macrumors 6502

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    From what I know, some people say it is due to the pattern of the shirt or to ensure that the button stays buttoned, but there is no real reason for it.
     
  3. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I assume you refer to the button hole, not the button itself.

    Perhaps the pull from side-to-side down at the waist is better counteracted my a button hole in that direction?
     
  4. Phat Elvis macrumors 6502

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    I'm ashamed to admit it, but I think that I know this one.

    It's so that when your shirt is tucked in and you sit down the shirt tails will be able to slide just a little bit to the sides. If that's not why then at least it sounds good.
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    You mean the button opening is horizontal rather than vertical, right?

    Yeah, I always wondered that, although not enough to start a new thread. :p
     
  6. MacNut macrumors Core

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  7. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Considering it's archived, he probably dredged this topic up on the most powerful website in the universe...

    Google.
     
  8. MacNut macrumors Core

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    uhuh:D
     
  9. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    I've always wondered why they have the two buttons sewn on the inside of the front at the bottom...Spares?
     
  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    yes. spares.
     
  11. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Yep. That way you have matching spares in case you loose a button.
     

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